1. Activation of the hTERT expression in squamous cell cervical carcinoma is not associated with gene amplification.

    Oncology Reports 20(2):469 (2008) PMID 18636213

    The hTERT gene encodes the telomerase catalytic subunit that plays a key role in cancer cell immortalization. Earlier, hTERT amplification was detected in squamous cell cervical carcinomas (SCC), however possible relations between elevated hTERT mRNA level and gene amplification was not studied....